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. 22 year old ivy league graduate barack obama is bothered by the inequalities he sees in society. >> i had just gotten out of college. at columbia university in new york. and i was very much interested in seeing what could be done in terms of the inner city... >> since black folks are suffering even more than the general population...this is an ongoing problem. >> the question for young barack: what could he do about it? >> i decided to become a community organizer. there wasn't much detail to the idea; i didn't know anyone making a living that way. when classmates in college asked me just what it was that a community organizer did, i couldn't answer them directly. instead i'd pronounce on the need for change. change won't come from the top, i would say. change will come from a mobilized grass roots. that's what i'll do. i'll organize black folks. at the grass roots. for change. >> he sends out dozens of resumes for organizing jobs, but with no luck. when almost 2 years later, he gets a call for an organizing position in chicago. he's interviewed by activist jerry kellman. >> my mai
another scandal rocking the obama administration this morning. shocking news the justice department secretly obtained two months of phone records from reporters and from editors that work for the associated press. >> this comes as the white house is already on the defense about benghazi and the terror attacks and the irs targeting a conservative group. kelly wright with the newest details on the benghazi investigation. but we start with anna kooiman and the government seizure of secret procedures. unprecedented violation of the freedom of the press. the justice department under fire as attorneys for the associated press say it secretly obtained records for 20 phone lines both work and personal. they scanned several bureaus the press gallery and house of representatives. more than 140 reporters work in the offices where the records were taken. >> they haven't told us what they were looking for or why we didn't get prior notice. this seems to be very broad and we don't really know what it's about. >> the white house saying it has no knowledge of the doj inquiry. jay carney said we hav
exactly the day, this is unusual for the obama administration, one of the things the president has a problem with is quick response, they're really slow off the dime. but once they get into action they're better at reeling it in. it looks like president obama is finally in response mode and getting his foot in. he is starting today, piers. >> and the irs, possibly the biggest of the three scandals. tell me this, why is the acting commissioner, steven miller, why want there a real one? why has he had to go, when from what i hear he was not actually running the irs when all of this went on? >> you asked the money question because that is what everybody was e-mailing me to ask. no, he was not in charge when this happened. but you know, the man on top always takes the fall when something gets screwed up, bottom line, right? he was not in charge when all of this went down. but he is in he was in charge when there was misrepresentation of this problem to congress. so he has to take some responsibility for that. and the auditor's report found there was shoddy management when he was on top
, targeting conservative groups, leading up to the 2012 general election. and new questions over the obama administration's handling of the benghazi attack. we first start this morning with benghazi. you know, after hearings last week, lawmakers are speaking out, focusing on a string of emails that seem to suggest there were a lot more changes in the initial official story than first thought. good morning and welcome to a brand-new hour of america's news headquarters. >> jamie: hi, everybody. happy mothers day. press secretary jay carney took some serious heat this week -- a lot of people did on the issue, from white house reporters. this was on friday. >> eric: absolutely. but now a growing number of lawmakers are calling on house speaker john boehner to create a select committee to investigate the benghazi attack. steve centanni is live in washington with the latest on that. good morning, steve. >> reporter: good morning, eric. plenty of friction on the sunday talk shows, on the revelation of emails that show revisions in the controversial talking points about what happened. republicans
. it's midnight on the east coast. tonight, breaking news. the obama administration in turmoil. the scandal claims its first victim. >> today, secretary lew took the first step by requesting and accepting the resignation of the acting commissioner of the irs. >> this on the same day the white house released nearly 100 pages of benghazi e-mails. donald rumsfeld says they're still trying to pass the buck. he's on the grill with me tonight live. >>> plus, horrifying revelations of abuse and terror. amanda berry, gina dejesus, michelle knight hidden in the van in the garage when he had visitors. beaten with hand weights. ariel castro's common law wife abused the same way. gina and michelle have spoken by phone. and after all these years in captivity, one of the girls has discovered what an iphone is. >>> also tonight, law and disorder. on the docket, jodi arias fighting for her life. >> the last thing that mr. alexander felt was this knife, this woman, and this blade coming towards him. >> the jury finds she was extremely cruel. that means she is eligible for the death penalty. the
prensa asociada y el acoso del servicio de rentas internas a grupos conservadores, el presidente obama revela que renuncio el comisionado interino. >>> marea de basura, investigaciÓn del noticiero univisiÓn revela que los mares de estados unidos se convierten en vertederos poniendo en peligro especies marinas y nuestra propia salud. >>> la bolsa del power ball, 360 millones de juegos entre apostadores de 33 estados, comenzamos. >>> este es su noticiero univisiÓn con jorge ramos y marÍa elena salinas. >>> muy buenas noches, ariel castro no es un mounstro dicen sus abogados, dicen que el acusado de secuestro se va a declarar no culpable, los abogados culparon a los mÉdicos de comunicaciÓn que lo mostraron como un mounstro. dicen lo difÍcil que es defender a un hombre que la mayor parte de la gente ha decidido que es culpable. >>> el abogado del hombre que mantuvo se secuestrada a tres mujeres en cleveland culpÓ a los medios de comunicaciÓn de convertir en mounstro a su cliente. >>> habla en inglÉs. >>> Él es un ser humano, lo que es ofensivo son los medios de comunicaciÓn, lo
. today, president obama vowed to get to the bottom of this mess. >> if you've got the irs operating in anything less than a neutral and nonpartisan way, then that is outrageous, it's contrary to our traditions, and people have to be held accountable and it's got to be fixed. so we'll wait and see what exactly all the details and the facts are. but i've got no patience with it. lee not tolerate it and we'll make sure that we find out exactly what happened on this. >> the president won't tolerate it and he shouldn't. but here's what else we shouldn't be doing. we shouldn't be using this as a weapon against the president. senator mitch mcconnell says this about the irs. this is, quote, just the beginning of the story. this is just one example of an administration-wide effort to silence critics. still, others are calling it nixsothonian and this is government using it to punish people. >> left infests government. this government is not us. that's the big problem. this no longer is a government of by and for the people. this is government governing against the will of the people. >> usin
jong-un to do. and why is he lashing out at president obama? >>> and the teenage girl who loves twitter and hates to have her tv shows ruined. so, now, she's made an app for that. this morning, we meet the inventor of twivo. >>> good morning, everybody. we want to start with a big mother's day shoutout to all the moms in the audience. all four of our moms, and our favorite in-house mom, bianna golodryga, the mother of 1-year-old jake. did you get breakfast at bed at 4:00 in the morning when you woke up this morning? >> no. but i did just receive a text from 13-month-old jake. he said, yo, mom, love you. i'm going to go crawl now. and happy mother's day. love jake. >> very advanced. >> very talented. >> can we get mensa on the line? >> we're so proud of him. go, mom. we have plenty of fun on this mother's day. including tips for dads on what mom really wants on this day. a hint -- it's not things you can run out to the store and purchase. we'll give you expert advice how to make this day and many more very special. sometimes it's easier to go out and buy things. >> some of the gifts are
, always dress well, you never know when you will be caught. >> heather: true. president obama trying to bring his healthcare law back to life asking several members of his administration including health and human secretary kathleen sebelius for help. >> gregg: we are tracking several new developments in the boston marathon investigation. what key piece of intel russia withheld from the united states and boston police say the tsarnaev brothers may have killed before. >> heather: and britain's prince harry taking america by storm. we've got the latest on the young visit with wounded service members in colorado next. >> i'm in afghanistan. i would like to wish my mother a very helps a mother's day. i miss you and love you and see you soon. look what mommy is having. mommy's having a french fry. yes she is, yes she is. [ bop ] [ male announcer ] could've had a v8. 100% vegetable juice, with three of your daily vegetable servings in every little bottle. i did? when visa signature asked everybody what upgraded experiences really mattered... you suggested luxury car service instd of "stren
, president obama announces a shake-up at the irs. the man at the top, gone. plus, more breaking news with the white house releasing more than 100 pages of internal e-mails regarding at tack in benghazi. and shocking necessiw details a the abuse of three women held captive in a cleveland home. one of them called a human punching bag. an investigation. let's go "outfront." >>> good evening, everyone. "outfront" tonight, we begin with breaking news. the benghazi e-mails have been released. there are a lot of them. under intense pressure from members of both parties. the white house has now released more than 100 pages of e-mails detailing the back and forth between the cia, the state department, and the white house in developing those talking points about the deadly attack on the american diplomatic compound in benghazi. now here are the e-mails. these e-mails were first obtained at cnn by jay tapper. we read through them word for word. they detail the evolution of the talking points used in the days of the attacks by members of the administration to talk to the media about what proprie
warned of unrest and other attacks in the area prior to the 9/11-12 attack. critics accused the obama administration of being less than honest about this attack, in particular in the days and weeks right after it happened because, as you may recall, president obama was in a fight for his reelection at the time. moments ago, president obama addressed that criticism live. listen here. >> the whole issue of talking points, frankly, throughout this process has been a side show. and the e-mails that you allude to were provided by us to congressional committees. they reviewed them several months ago, concluded that, in fact, there was nothing afoul in terms of the process that we had used. and suddenly three days ago, this gets spun up as if there's something new to the story. the whole thing defies logic and the fact that this keeps on getting churned out frankly has a lot to do with political motivations. >> in moments, we'll be joined by congress darrell issa. we chaired the hearing we watched on benghazi just last week. i will ask him about the president's comments. we begin with our ch
international task than this. >> we'll talk about the tonal differences between cameron and obama. >>> and the whole issue of this, of talking points frankly throughout this process, has been a side show. suddenly three days ago, this gets spun up as if there's something new to the story. there's no "there" there. >> "saturday night live" decided to do a version of the benghazi hearings. testimony if an unlikely whistleblower. >> when were you first made aware that our consulate was under attack? >> i guess this morning. >> i see. >> is it still going on? >> no. no, it happened last september. but -- >> who do you think did it? >> well we know who did it. it wassance ar al sharia. >> well, if you know who did it, then why are you holding these hearings? >> good day, i'm chuck todd, live in washington. and in today for andrea mitchell. president obama in a joint news conference with david cameron makes it known that the benghazi probe is nothing but filled with political motivations. >> who executes some sort of cover-up or effort to tamp things down, for three days? so the whole t
, whether it's an obama-affiliated organization or romney or call it tea party affiliated organization, they've got to play by the same rules. and it's up to the irs to do that. >> and as you well know, there's been criticism on how the obama administration has handled all of this. how would you, or at least you can give me your feeling on how this scandal has made it the benghazi to the irs and of course what we're watching right now, eric holder commenting on the ap investigation and those phone records, is the administration handling it the way you'd like to see? >> well, those are each separate. >> sure. >> you know, on the irs, there's nothing to handle. we've got to be fully transparent and follow the facts to whenever they may lead. that is profoundly serious to the integrity of the irs and to the principle of the whole treatment of law. benghazi, i think, quite frankly, is much for political deal. there will be no satisfaction among the folkses who want to go after hillary clinton and the president. the ap is another one that i think is extremely important. the press is doing its job
. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ hi. [ baby fussing ] ♪ >>> when president obama first took office he pledged to make transparency a hallmark of his white house. listen to what he said in january of 2009, just one day into his first term. >> i want to make government accountable, make it transparent so that the american people can know exactly what decisions are being made, how they're being made, and whether their interests are being well served. let me say it as simply as i can. transparency and the rule of law will be the touchstones of this presidency. >> hm. now the obama administration is caught in the middle of a first amendment war between the justice department and the associated press. the a.p. says the government secretly collected phone records of reporters during a two-month period last year and it questions whether that was related to a probe into leaks of the details of a foiled terror plot last user. joining me is constitutional first amendment attorney, floyd abrams, author of "friend of the court" on the front lines with the first amendment. welcome to you. i've got to say,
it as far back as 2011. the white house says president obama's concerned about it, means senator susan collins talked about it on cnn this morning. >> it's evident that some senior officials did know about it, and have known about it for some time. the allegations go back at least two years. so that is very troubling. >> syria and the rebels released four u.n. peacekeepers, but a syrian official said that president bashar al ashaud's croups to enter the golan heights whenever they want. senator john mccain said president obama's stance on syria -- >> the president by saying red line, gave a green light to all those massacres and it's a shameful chapter in american history. >>> and the administration continues to feel the brunt of last year's attack on benghazi. though she neither said president obama nor secretary hillary clinton acted with ill-intent, democratic senator dianne feinstein wishes the administration responded to the attack differently. >> the president, by saying red line -- >> quickly -- >> he gave a green light to all of those massacres and it's a shameful chapter in am
again hangs over the white house. some republicans are accusing the embattled obama administration of abusing its power and your trust. unlike anything we've seen in generations. >> never seen anything quite like this except in the past during the nixon years. >> i can tell you people who make those kind of comparisons need to check their history. >> this morning, though, double trouble. the irs accused of targeting and bullying the president's critics and the fbi investigating government snooping on a news agency and even its reporters' personal calls. >>> later today lawmakers will grill the president's attorney general eric holder. now keep in mind the republican national committee has called on holder to resign although that wouldn't be the first time. holder has long been a lightning rod for criticism. >> ladies and gentlemen, will you please join me in welcoming the 82nd attorney general of the united states, eric holder? >> eric holder, america's first african-american attorney general, stirred controversy from the moment he took office. at a black history month event holder
. >> this is truly outrageous. >> the obama administration is facing growing anger from republicans over the irs' treatment of conservative groups. >> i don't care if you're a conservative, a liberal, a democrat or a republican, this should send a chill up your spine. >> starting as early as march 2010, organizations with tea party or patriot in their names were among those singled out for extra scrutiny. subjected to long delays and mountains of paperwork when applying for tax exempt status. >> it contributes to the profound distrust that the american people have in government. >> some irs officials knew about this practice as early as june 2011, according to an irs inspector general's report expected to be released this week. but then irs commissioner douglas shulman sent this to congress in march 2012. >> yes, i can give you assurances, as you know, we pride ourselves on being a non-political, non-partisan organization. there's absolutely no targeting. >> the irs says senior officials like shulman didn't know about these problems at the time of his testimony. on friday, the agency admitted mi
who is likely to hold up a poster of president obama looking like a joker. some has even been comedy fodder for the president, recall when he visited asu in 2009 and the university would not give him an honorary degree because he was so new. >> president crow and the board of regents will soon learn about being audited by the irs. >> after that of course came the birth of the tea party in 2010. some of the conservative groups suspected they were treated differently by the irs but the irs commissioner appointed by president george w. bush and retired in november assured congress that was not the case. >> an organization there's absolutely no targeting. this is the kind of back-and-forth that happens when people apply for 501 c-4 status. >> that was march of 2012 but the report coming out this week says irs officials knew nine months before that, in june 2011, that conservative groups were being targeted. the irs says the number of tax exempt applications doubled between 2010 and 2012, it released a statement friday essentially blaming the work load and the work flow for the decision t
be tied to this as well. >>steve: meanwhile president obama claims outrage after reading the i.r.s. report. but you may be outraged too when we tell you how one of his own family members got a special i.r.s. deal on our dime. brian? >>brian: victoria's secret is slamming this former angel for exposing the sometimes ugly side of the industry this morning. she's here to defend herself and we'll hear what she has to say. "fox & friends" starts right now. >> i wake up every morning to "fox & friends." >>steve: good morning, paula deen. good morning, america. >>brian: yesterday you watched two press conferences back to back as if they were scheduled like it was skraoeps week. you have -- like it was sweeps week. you have jay carney and eric holder answering two explosive stories that continue to evolve. >>steve: a lot of people asked a lot of questions and jay carney didn't give many answers, unfortunately. >>brian: yet there were conclusions already made to the things he said he wasn't sure about. >>gretchen: yes. has the press been awakened? that's the big question. while we're thinking about
at a particularly bad time for the obama administration. >> do you see this just republicans asking for this or democrats as well? i don't see why this should be a partisan issue -- >> it's not. >> -- if the irs is going after one group over another. >> it was notable that a number of democrats today, especially in the political consultant group, were calling for some sort of independent probe. they realize, look, if there's going to be pressure, why don't you give into the pressure now and go the independent route. but i will tell you, i was there when we called for a special prosecutor in the clinton administration, and it led to -- it led to ken starr. these things can suddenly take on a rogue quality that you're not expecting, and really be very damaging. >> it's fascinating, you have this on top of the department of justice looking into the associated press getting phone records, which obviously is a different kind of thing, but it certainly raises a lot of questions about what's going on in the obama white house, how much they knew. the administration is saying they knew nothi
, it was targeted by the irs because it opposed president obama's on israel. that also suggests it was going after groups connected to israel. this leads some to say this has to be bigger than low level irs staffers. >> i don't know whether it came from the top or the not. what i know is that there is no way which a couple of low-level employees out of cincinnati, ohio, who had this much influence that could affect so many groups across the country. literally it was coast to coast. >> reporter: "the wall street journal" reports that the irs was looking at groups involved with such issues as government spending, debt, taxes. the groups that say their goal was to make america a better place to live and more, martha. martha: a lot of people say the president must respond to this and quickly. what about lawmakers, what is their next move, mike? >> reporter: so far we've heard mostly from republican outrage because the indication conservative groups took much of the heat. liberals noted that it could be progressive or liberal groups that are targeted. california senator dianne feinstein expressed conce
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get there. >>> to politics now where the obama administration is looking for private donations to publicize the new health care law. the robert wood johnson foundation could contribute at much as $10 million, h & r block, $5 million. >> the very popular green card lottery could get the ax as part of the new immigration bill. the program gives visas to 50,000 residents. >> it is graduation season and right now vice president joe biden is about to speak to the graduating class at the university of pennsylvania. his granddaughter just finished his freshman year there and his son, bo, is also a graduate. >> over the weekend, the first lady spoke to eastern kentucky grads. >> make no mistake, you can go anywhere, anywhere you choose. so be proud and never, ever doubt yourselves. walk boldly on that road ahead, no matter where it takes you. >> try to do something that will make you happy and most people are happiest doing what they are best at. you have been given that gift. >> and if you read only one thing this morning, tell the truth. how often have you called in sick when you wer
. the prince spent time with celebrities like will i. am and michelle obama, but he found the most joy in ordinary americans. >> i always watch him on tv. i see prince william and princess kate in the magazines, but i never thought i'd get to meet prince harry. >> reporter: it's the vision of a more noble harry but not a stiff one. prince harry still the life of the party, albeit a tamer one. >> tame life of the party, hard to believe coming from prince harry. you spent the day with him. this is something he wanted to do for a charity that's very close to his heart. >> very dear to him. he founded it in honor of his mother, princess diana, who was one of the first holding an hiv positive orphan. at that time, it was revolutionary. that's why this organization is raising money for the same kids so many years later. here's that wonderful, iconic picture of her. supposedly, the polo match raised about $1 million today. >> is we've been talking all week. harry comes across very charming at these events. he seems to be great with kids. is it all that? is it what we see on the video? he seem
president obama are the targets of this investigation. nonetheless as we indicated, it has been said they do want hillary clinton to return for further testimony. at least system republicans want that to happen. we did hear from issa, alex, saying he will send out deposition requests for the heads of that accountable review board. they're the ones behind the investigation that found -- really didn't focus on the talking points, but did find a series of issues that were wrong, and ultimately they say, the white house insists with the corrections, with the completion of that report, they have made in putting those things into place an acknowledgement there was no political activity to try to cover anything you will. >> i'm curious, from your vantage point, despite what people are saying, your just sense on how politically charged this is, versus just trying to get answers. or can you not keep the two from being inextricably intertwined? >> reporter: i think that's a good question. i think obviously this has become a political issue to some degree. the issue of security and how that should be h
leadership by prime minister david cameron. thank you very much everybody. >> president obama and british prime minister david cameron in the east room. they took questions from reporters. there was a lot on their plate talking about the global economy, talking about what to do in syria. but obviously the first question from the american reporter was about the irs scandal. gloria borger, and benghazi. talk about benghazi. president obama called the debate over the talking points. he called it a sideshow. said there was no there there. >> right. clearly dismissive is the word i would use about the benghazi scandal. he said why would you ever think this was a cover-up when what was being said in those e-mails was essentially the evolution of what he himself knew? he said that we came out very clearly and said this was politically motivated. he said it defies logic that these republicans are out to get hillary clinton and are out -- he knows they're out to get him. and that they're besmirching pickering and mullen. basically saying we are dis honoring the people who died there when he called
that he sees this as the beginning. this is obama's effort, the administration to go and silence their opponents. he sees the same thing going on at the sec, the fcc, all these types of government organizations. what it really shows is that for at least the next six months, at least as long as mitch mcconnell is there, republican there's use this as a way to try to hurt the president. try to say that this is something that is indemic of all facets of government and something that will be interesting to see how it plays into the second term agenda. >> as indicated in the report, the ap exclusive report. it says here, the agency blamed low level employees saying no high level officials were aware. also, according to the report that is coming out very soon, there is no indication that the white house knew anything about this. but to the issue of the leadership, which you've pointed out. the irs leadership did know that this was happening nearly a year. they had a year to deal with this. so this notion that this was just low level employees, the irs did know its specialists were sear
look at you. president obama weighed in today. he said what he'll do if those claims are true. >>> our third story "outfront," what looks to be a deadly police beating on tape. now family members of the man who died are fighting for access to the video and audio taken bye-bye standers at the scene. the father of four young children dialed after police say they were responding to reports of public inintoxication and a 33-year-old resisted arrest. stephanie, attorneys for the silva family have video of what is allegedly the beating. but they say there is better video out there that is now not accessible. what is the story behind that? >> reporter: exactly, erin. if you take a look at the surveillance video, it is grainy and far away. but what they're really interested in seeing are these two cell phone videos that were taken, we know there were at least two that were taken or confiscated by the police or that they could take a look at them as evidence. they're saying the police are saying that they will get the phones back to the judge who will then get them back to the people who own th
> breaking news tonight. president obama has just released a statement about the treasury department's report on the irs scandal. chief white house correspondent jessica yellin joins us now. >>> on the grill tonight, a man who knows his way around the white house in crisis. clinton counsel lanny davis, what would he do. >>> plus shocking new details of ariel castro's violent life behind closed doors. i will talk to his former daughter-in-law who was in the house while three young women were being held captive. she has explosive revelations about his behavior. tonight, one of castro's attorneys also speaks out for the first time and angelina jolie's brave battle, double mastectomy. her father tells me i fully understand angie's decision. what a magnificent woman she is. i feel she will be an inspiration to all women who may be vulnerable to a similar situation. i will talk with the congresswoman who found out she has a similar cancer gene and is fighting to save more women. >>> we learn tonight that two of the women in the cleveland house were imprisoned in conditions being
. an inspector general notified obama officials at the treasury department about this investigation last june. that would mean obviously the obama administration was aware of the irs targeting conservative groups during the presidential campaign. sources, though, tell our jessica yellin at the white house says it wasn't notified. the gop is crying foul. >>> first on cnn, john king has just learned the gop-led investigations into benghazi will carry on into the summer and beyond. the five chairman of the five separate house committees compared notes at a meeting organized by john boehner and eric cantor. the leadership's message, keep demanding access to documents and witnesses and keep the conspiracy theory rhetoric to a minimum. one participant in the meeting said, the facts are on our side. we can take it slow, and take it calmly. >>> now, "outfront" upfront on the woman who had her hands, her feet and her left leg amputated. but amy, and you've met her on this show a few times, is just an incredible woman. she has new prosthetic hands now. she's using them to chop vessels, iron press her h
questions for the aisle at -- irs and obama administration. the issue is likely to leave the political agenda. meeting with david cameron tomorrow, the prime minister turkey on thursday. fry the president travels to baltimore for what white house is calling the jobs and opportunity to work. it is mother's day, may 12. we're point asked a question that congress dealt with last week, would rather have overtime pay for additional hours on the job? you get your calls and -- ents you can also join us on twitter, facebook, or send us an e-mail. cspanwj.er handle is passed largely along party line votes, it allows employees to either opt out of overtime pay or instead except up pay. the call the bill family friendly legislation that gives the workers flexibility on how they would like to compensated. currently employers must hour -- offer them time and half for every hour over 40. this statement was released by the white house office of management and budget. host to a mother and republican member of congress from alabama deliver the republican response to the weekly address. calle[the of the
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horses have won the triple crown, none since 1978. of course, we'll always be rooting for that. >>> obama care front and center on capitol hill. paul steinhauser has more on this busy political week ahead. paul? >> good morning, brianna. the house of representatives is expected to repeal the affordable care act, better known as obama care. the republican-controlled house has voted more than 30 times to repeal parts or all of the health care measure since it was passed into law three years ago. >> obama care will drive up the cost of health care and drive up the cost of health insurance. >> the white house and congressional democrats obviously disagree. what do you think? one of the most recent polls suggest americans are divided with 41% approving of the law and 46%. it indicates a wide partisan divide. >>> also this week, mark sanford comes to washington to get sworn in. the former south carolina governor whose career was left for dead following an infamous career last week won election to a congressional seat he once held. >>> britain's prince harry teams up with chris christie. he will
, the benghazi hearing. gop house members say there is much more going on, even suggesting the obama administration refused to send any military help to save the lives the ambassador and others killed in the attack on the consulate last december. democrats say it is political posturing designed to hurt hillary clinton's chances if she runs for the white house. who's right? >> i think in the end they're both right. policy in washington can hardly be separated from the politics that surrounds it. so even if you assumed everyone in washington had lofty goals about trying to find out what happened, let's face it, this is serious business. this is about the deaths of four americans. this is about the honesty of the u.s. government and its word to the american people. those are big issues so that's a policy. but even big policy things with pure motives have political implications. i think it is pretty clear from some of the ads we've seen, it is pretty clear there are political implications out there and that raps will play them. >> candy crowley in washington, thanks. and a happy mother's
now. >> piers, thanks, good evening, everyone. out rage at the obama administration's justice department. today, we learned they had secretly collected telephone records of reporting and editors at the associated press. two months worth. the a.p. calls it an unprecedented intrusion. this on top of charges that the irs is targeting conservative groups. >>> also a gunman opens fire at a mother's day parade, wounding 19 people, three of them critically. the shootings caught on tape. the gunman or gunmen still at large. just ahead, we talk to an eyewitness who believes the gunman was standing right next to him during the shooting. >>> we begin in west cleveland, where exactly one week ago tonight, a nightmare ended for three missing women. tonight, we have video showing part of that rescue. it shows police rushing into the house on seymour avenue just minutes after amanda berry was freed by neighbors who heard her screams. police found two other missing women inside, michelle knight and gina dejesus. you can see amanda berry is in the street, she's there with her 6-year-old daught
an obama administration effort to silence critics. time and again white house officials said that's not so and never a good day when the spokesman has to respect defend the president's respect for the first amendment. >> thanks, jim. >> kathleen carol, good to have you with us. justice department says we didn't do anything improper. they say, look, we can get your records. you made the phone call. phone companies have them. we can get them. do you think something illegal was done? >> i don't know because we don't know anything. they have seized secretly the phone records for two months of ap phones, 20 different phone lines and, you know, i have no way to know if that's illegal or not. >> attorney general holder said that and the deputy attorney general wrote you a letter saying this, we are required to negotiate with the media organizations in advance of issues subpoenas unless doing so would pose a threat to the integrity of the investigation. they say they were looking in to try to find the person that leaked the information to you of a cia operation in yemen. they said they need to fin
situation room." >> jake, thanks. happening now, president obama vows to hold the irs accountable for any targeting of conservative groups. but angry lawmakers -- and they are angry on both sides of the aisle -- demand a full investigation. >>> the president also scoffs at gop outrage over those benghazi talking points as a political, in his words, sideshow. the house oversight chairman darrell issa has been leading the charge. he's standing by and joins us live here in "the situation room". >>> and giant waves of ice 30 feet high in some places pushing ashore with a terrifying roar. and crushing lakefront homes. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." president obama today got a chance to answer his critics on ben gaughazi to join those criticizing the irs for scrutinizing conservative groups. he dug in his heels on libya, dismissing gop allegations of a cover-up and accusing republicans of using the deaths of americans there for political gain. on the irss, the president seems ready to join lawmakers of both parties in piling on, saying any intentional targeting of conservativ
that the irs improperly target conservative groups for scrutiny. it was almost as disturbing president obama treasury secretary jack lew have not personally apologized to the american people and promised a full investigation". >> i don't buy this was a couple rogue irs employees. after all, groups with progressive in their names were not targeted similarly. there's evidence that higher level supervisors were aware of this. and the irs was not forthcoming in telling congress about the problem. if it had been just a small group of employees, then you would think that the high level irs supervisors would have rushed to make this public, fired the employees involved and apologize to the american people and informed congress. none of that happened in a timely way. >> one of the things we should mention is that the head of the irs did come up at some point, i believe last year or the year before, and said, no, we are not targeting folks for political reasons ever. he was a bush-appointee, so that does mix up the politics a bit. and we should say there's no evidence linking him to knowing about thi
. president obama responded to mounting questions today about why al qaeda's involvement in the benghazi attacks which was fut in the talking points by the cia was removed by the state department or the white house. the president dismissed it calling the matter a political circus. >> the whole issue of this talking points, frankly, throughout this process has been a side show. what we have been very clear about throughout was that immediately after this event happened, we were not clear who exactly carried it out, how it had occurred, what the motivations were. >> he did not provide an explanation for, though, for why the final talking points put out a version of events that no one thought occurred in the cia or anywhere else in the administration. the president also responded to the release of internal e-mails saying that members of congress had reviewed them months ago and determined there was nothing afoul of the process. a car bomb blew up near a hospital on a busy street. benghazi, of course, has become an increasingly violent and unsafe place. but until this time government agencie
an inspector general's investigation. on who changed the talking points on benghazi, the obama administration says that was the cia. as to the move to obtain phone records of the associated press, white house officials say, talk to the justice department. instead of truman, republicans are making a different comparison. >> i've never seen anything like this except in the past during the nixon years. >> i can tell you that the people that make the comparisons need to check their history. >> reporter: so it was worth noting both jay carney and eric holder were holding separate news conferences, carney said while he was baiting for the facts to come in, he said no white house officials were involved. >> what gives you that confidence? >> reporter: then he walked that back when a reporter called him out. >> i have no reason to believe. >> on good faith or assumption? >> because i can tell you that i am not aware of anyone here knowing about it. >> reporter: former white house press secretary ari fleisher said he was doing all he could, tap dance. >> sometimes the press secretary cannot answer que
. president barack obama released a statement earlier about the irs scandal. what is the president saying. >> reporter: hi, andersson, the president has issued a statement on this irs scandal and he has strong words but no action in the wake of this irs watchdog group's findings. he said that the findings are quote, intoll rachel and inexcusable. he has directed secretary lew of the treasury to hold those responsible for the failures. and make sure that the recommendations are implemented quickly. bottom line the president has now made this issue is treasure secretary's problem. the bottom line is, it was wrong. his treasury secretary subsequently issued his own statement, said, that he also believes that the irs should be held accountable and none of this was appropriate and integrity is necessary from the irs. neither of them has declared that anyone has to be fired immediately. raising the question, what did that watchdog group find? what did the irs do wrong? this inspector general's report found employees at the irs used inappropriate standards to single out tea party and other group
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